I have a Zalman 750-Watt PSU right now, and it is well constructed and has never given me any problems. However, it seems this PSU is fast approaching its age in terms of the new hardware requiring more and more wattage. Although I do not plan on building another system for about 3 years, what are some of the absolute best PSU's on the market right now? I have had my eye on the Corsair 1000 Watt one. Low price and all reviews have said its an absolute killer. Now, if they'd make a 1200 Watt... Anyone have others to add?
if you don't need it now, don't bother, that PSU is still pretty powerful by today's standards, and in 3 years time, the new PSU's will rape todays ones hell, i'm on a 550 watt unit and quite happy now
I just recently got a Cooler master Real Power Pro 1,000 watt. I think its pretty stable, i have yet to really connect much to it(i got it because my Geforce 9800GTX was giving my pc trouble with my 550 watt PSU). And for as little as $200 at frys. It was a steal for me, considering that only 2 to 3 years ago i paid around $120 for a 550 watt Ultra infinity. Though i am not 100% sure how great this PSU is. Do any of you know if its normal for the +12 volt to read at 11.91 bios and 11.96(used msi's tools for motherboard) and then my +5 reads at +4.99 and +3.3 to reads at +3.29. I was wondering if its normal, anyone?
That is normal for that PSU yes. That PSU is not a great PSU, but if you keep your system in the 25%-75% rated wattage range you should never have a problem with it.
I saw it had great reviews, are you sure its not great? 80 plus, 5 year warranty, sli ready. I don't know much about PSU's, but i always heard you get what you pay for, and i thought paying 200 was quite a lot. That's 1 pay check i get a week. Hurt my wallet book But thanks for telling me its normal, wasn't sure since my old PSU had similiar voltage ratings in bios, much lower then these that i have, but similiar. Thanks again